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, a Chinese video portal was recently discovered by Nielsen//NetRatings that their user base has grown three times as much in the last three months and that 360 million videos are being served per week, up from 131 million. Tudou now receives 28.8 million unique visitors per week, up from 11.5 million three months ago. The number of weekly page views also grew and is now at roughly 493 million.

Tudou is now officially the third biggest search websites after Baidu and Sina according to the Chinese Web 2.0 Review blog. General Catalyst Partners are some of the investors in Tudou. General Catalyst are also investors in and

This is clearly great news for Tudou, but does not for YouTube. Having a Chinese version of YouTube already established means that it’ll be harder for parent company, Google to penetrate this market. However, this would be an interesting market for Google to tap through means of acquisition. This is also an interesting opportunity for Yahoo!, Microsoft, or AOL who have also acquired digital advertising companies recently.

Although Yahoo! has already had a tumultuous time in doing business with companies in China, one cannot forget that China is the heaviest populated country in the world at 1.3 billion people. China’s 2006 GDP was roughly $10.17 trillion as well. China’s GDP isn’t quite as high as the U.S., but it is getting closer every year.

This article was written by Amit Chowdhry. You can follow me at @amitchowdhry or on Google+ at

Chinese Video Site, Serves 360 Million Videos Per Week Comments

  1. Mo Kakwan says:

    You can find every episode of the office on there. Complete with Chinese subtitles! No wonder these guys have growth. They have what youtube doesn’t. Full copyrighted video.

  2. Amit Chowdhry says:

    Michael Scott: There’s always a distance between a boss and the employees, its just nature’s rule. It’s intimidation mostly. It’s the awareness that they are not me.

  3. China Business News says:

    Here is a recent interview with one of the cofounders of Tudou

  4. s. willey says:

    at least one can watch old an w/i past (most current uploadP of all the law and order series, (L&O; L7O CI; and L&O SVU) furthrer ALL STARGATE sg!; ATRGATE ATLANTIS; THE DEAD ZOE; I DONT HAVE A TV AND USE THE INTENT SOLEY FOR THEIS PURPSE ONLY THIS IS ONE OF MANY SITE I STAT W usa, BUT wARNER BROTHER, SUCH cRIMINAL mINDS OR eLEVENTH hOUR THEY GET US HOOKED W FULL EPISODES ON THEIR NETWORK THEN ONLY CLIPS GO TO THIS AND ANOTHER AFFILIATE I GUES RIIAL AND tHE cLOASER AND MUCH, MUCH MORE TELL AS MANY PEOLPL ABOUT IT ON A FEW usa ONLY SITES THEY SEND YOU TO THSE SITE FOR THE SHOWS PER THE DBASE; HOWEVER ONLY ALLOWED TO WATCH 754 MIN OER DAY THEN MUST STOP FOR ONE HOUR IF TRY TO WATCH O MOVIE SAY NOT ALLOWE TO SPPED FORWARD ON usa SITES HOWVER THE OTHER CAN DO SO W EAY (oops caps on)gret for aving many things USA wont let on or abolle to find w/o buying a seasons worth of DVDs on wy something happened or not or how when watch some showes alsomt all in order better than TViO no comericals ; was stationed in asia via military and at least no the asian any countyr for number system 1-19 so that like USA or austrialia is season first sometimes in numeric numbers other times in asian numbers as w/ episodes sencond groupl of numbershve ot done oovies but the even have newst indiana jones crysl ball; didnt see in mivies cant afford when it was in the theater would have ltoo but tooooo small of a town only open fri, sat, sun one show per day; gets dark ealry w winter other work rnch and spring esp suner up and out sun upo 2 sundiwn sometimes 9pm in summer lucky if not too exused to wach only a single tv show! this is great news find to me; found some others but only the start iof my find and othes out there.
    keep up good work

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